Fitness cardiorrespiratorio se asocia a una mejora en marcadores metabólicos en adultos chilenos

Translated title of the contribution: Inverse association of cardiorespiratory fitness with cardiovascular risk factors in Chilean adults

CARLOS SEBASTIAN CRISTI MONTERO, Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo, Cristian Alvarez, Alex Garrido Méndez, María Adela Martínez, Ximena Díaz Martínez, Ana María Leiva, Carlos Salas, Manuel Gutiérrez, Ruth Sanzana-Inzunza, Eliana Dur Durán, Ana María Labraña, Nicolás Aguilar-Farías, Carlos Celis-Morales

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Abstract

Background: A high level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is an important protector against cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Aim: To explore the association of CRF with several metabolic markers and estimate the variation of these parameters by an increase of 1 MET change in CRF. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional study of 447 adults (56% women) without medical history of cardiometabolic diseases. Physical activity evaluated using accelerometry, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood glucose and insulin and lipid profile were measured. HOMA-IR was calculated with fasting glucose and insulin levels. The submaximal Chester Step Test was used to measure CRF. Results: CRF was significantly associated with the level and intensity of physical activity, and all metabolic markers (p-trend < 0.05), except with diastolic blood pressure. It was estimated that 1-MET increase in CRF is associated with waist circumference (β-0.32 cm), fat mass (β-0.22%), insulin (β-0.67 pmol.l -1 ), HOMA-IR (β-0.17) and HDL cholesterol (β +1.46 mg.dl -1 ). All these associations were independent of main covariates such as age, sex, education, smoking and body mass index. Conclusions: A higher level of CRF is inversely associated with several metabolic markers that are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Translated title of the contributionInverse association of cardiorespiratory fitness with cardiovascular risk factors in Chilean adults
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)980-989
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume144
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2016

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